Irish rock musician, singer of U2

Paul David Hewson, KBE (born 10 May 1960)[1] is an Irish musician, best known as the lead singer of rock band U2.


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Bono performing on the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Indianapolis
Paul David Hewson

(1960-05-10) 10 May 1960 (age 61)
Dublin, Ireland
Other namesBono Vox
OccupationMusician, singer-songwriter, venture capitalist, businessman, philanthropist
Ali Hewson (m. 1982)
Children4, including Eve Hewson
Musical career
OriginFinglas, Dublin, Ireland
GenresRock, post-punk, alternative rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active1976–present
Associated actsU2, Passengers


He became a member of the band U2 on 25 September 1976, when he responded to a message that was placed by Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band.

The name Bono was a type of hearing aid and in Latin means good voice.

Bono married Alison Stewart. They have four children. Jordan (b. 1989), Eve (b. 1991), Elijah (b. 1999) and John (b. 2001).

Bono is known for doing a lot of charity work. For this, he was named Time Person of the Year in 2005. Bono has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he did not win it.


  1. Wall, Mick (2006). Bono: In the Name of Love. Andre Deutsch Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-233-00177-7.

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